Diversity Best Practices unveiled its fourth annual Inclusion Index and Aramark was among the 98 organizations that earned a spot, according to a press release.

The index helps organizations understand trends and gaps in demographic representation, creates a road map to drive internal change, and identifies diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) solutions to close the gaps. Organizations were measured in three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention and advancement of people from underrepresented groups (women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people); inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.

“One of Aramark’s core values is ensuring a company culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for all,” says Ash Hanson, chief diversity and sustainability officer at Aramark. “We are honored to be named to the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index and remain committed to removing barriers, reducing inequality, and increasing opportunities for all of our team members.”

Aramark has long been recognized by institutions focused on promoting diversity and inclusion. In 2019, the company made a pledge to improve its inclusion and sustainability practices. Learn more about the pledge by clicking here.